Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Grito de Dolores – Mexican Independance!

It was just before midnight on September 15, 1810 when Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the Priest of Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo) ordered the church bells to be rung to gather his congregation. He called to the indigenous people and Criollos (those of Spanish blood born in Mexico) alike to unite with him to revolt and to throw the hated Spanish born Gachupines out of their country. It was the start of the Mexican War For Independence which would rage for the next eleven years!

We visited many of the historic sites of this Revolution over the past two years and a look back in the Blog will show you many photos as well as stories of this historic revolution. It restored the land and country back to the people it was stolen from.

Every year mayors and government officials throughout Mexico reenact the Grito on this evening. Here is the Grito called by Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico in Mexico City last year. I would dearly love to be in Mexico to hear the call tonight! Viva Mexico!

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